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Morris.roxann, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Morris.roxann answered:
What is the average cost of a lot in a mobile home park where ownership is allowed? Is the listed price of the home increased by the cost of the lot?
hi i would like to ask you a question on lots for manufacture homes with section 8 homes and high in criminal active how much should the lot go for and the manufacture home was built in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 14, 2016 Home Buying in Santa Cruz County
Deven Siggins, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Deven Siggins answered:
i live in santa cruz california. We just signed docs. to buy a home on Friday and on Sunday the seller said she does not want to sell. Is that legal?
HI Carolyn. Did the seller ever come around after your letter? Did your agent ever find out what happened? That is some bad mojo for the seller if she accepted a higher offer after acce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 3, 2016 Home Buying in 95062
Tab Duchateau, Home Buyer in 08050
Tab Duchateau answered:
If you offer full asking price on a house can the owners counter offer at a higher price?Is this a common practice?
Can anyone explain why a seller would accept a much lower bid on a house? My credit score is over 800 and never had any issues, yet a 15K lower bid was accepted on a 185K offer (I bid 2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 2, 2016 Home Buying in 95060
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Why can't I qualify for more than $75,000.00 on a $350,000.00 cash down payment with a fixed income on SSD of $2000.00 and a FICA score of 648?
Not sure I understand your question. You're putting $75K down on a purchase price of $350K? And you only make $2,000/month? Let's say your rate is 3.75...your payment is going to be rou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 9, 2016 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Can anyone share their experiences with the planning, permitting, land acquisition process with prefabricated homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains?
Hi,

I know an agent the is very knowledgeable about the Santa Cruz Mountains and land. Please email me (from my profile) what you are generally looking for and the price, and I can p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2016 Home Buying in Santa Cruz County
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
How binding is a GFE if one DOES have a property address? My lender changed my GFE only 6 days before the scheduled closing date!!
Unfortunately, what's done is done. However you could go back to the lender who made the mistake and ask them to refinance your loan for FREE to a lower rate. It might be a long shot, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 24, 2016 Home Buying in 95062
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
How do I report fraud? Terri Suzanne Lee of Felton may not perform acts for which a real estate license is required.
Both Trulia and Zillow have no accurate method of verifying realtors and lenders other than to research their name with the state licensing bureau. In some cases (not sure) a person ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2016 Home Buying in Felton
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
What is the typical cost per square foot to add on to a house in Boulder Creek?
Hi,

Is it a level lot or hillside? I can put you in touch with a builder if you like.
You can email me directly from my profile.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 8, 2016 Home Buying in Boulder Creek
Paul Burrowes, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz, CA
Paul Burrowes answered:
I have a client who is considering a second home purchase in Aptos, CA. Can someone tell me current market conditions in Aptos/La Selva Beach?
Sold Price Analysis Report (June 16, 2015 to August 11, 2015)
Res. Condominium - List - $565K Sold- $557K DOM - 84
Res. Single Family - List - $979K Sold- $968K DOM – 42
Res. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Home Buying in Aptos
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Is a mold-inspection with elevated (15x outdoor level) myxomycetes a deal-breaker? Myxomycetes is a wood decay indicator.
Could you show the results of your inspection to the current owners? If they lower their price by the $3K it costs for mold remediation, it still might be worth staying in the contract. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in 95060
Alexander Gr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alexander Greer answered:
As a buyer with FHA loan, does inheriting a tenant with 38 days remaining on Notice to Vacate constitute a rent back?
No. Rent back is from the buyer. Inheriting a tenant for 38 days is just considered plan rent.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
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0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Home Buying in Scotts Valley
jvieberg, Other/Just Looking in Reno, NV
jvieberg answered:
What is the ave. cost to build a home in the Santa Cruz area per sq. ft.?
Big difference in the # of stories, I.e. 1 story ~ $250/ sq. ft., 2 -3 story, $150/ sq.ft.; also in finishing, garage costs ~$75/ sq. ft. As there is no bath, kitchen etc which cost a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
What is a ball park range of the total cost of building permits in Santa Cruz?
I can put you in contact with a builder out there that can help answer your questions. Click on my profile and contact me if you still need assistance.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Which high school is better for the average kid in Santa Cruz?
Check out this site: http://www.greatschools.org/

This is the best resource out there for school information.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
FHA down payment program for 580 fico
Hello Arianna, you may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment Access p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
 Rich, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Rich answered:
What are the possibilities of a PhD student getting a mortgage loan on a home in Santa Cruz, and are there any decent homes near town below $300k?
Anything is possible,, However you should contact a local Realtor..
If you need help raising your credit scores fast to qualify, feel free to contact us.

hope this helps
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
 Rich, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Rich answered:
Can I buy a house without a down payment?
I agree with Sebastian below, the Cal-HFA sounds like an option you'd be interested in.
If you need help raising your credit sores to qualify for the loans feel free to contact us
hop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
What is the state of making offers on residential real estate in Santa Cruz County...are there generally full price offers, or more than full price?
You can contact me if you still need help with this. I also work in the Santa Cruz area.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Soquel
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